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Baseline Ventures

Baseline addresses the gap between individual investors and institutional venture capitalists.

Since its inception, Baseline has invested in more than 75 companies and helped more than 25 companies exit profitably for founders and investors alike. Baseline is proud to be a seed investor associated with the following highly promising companies:

  • Instagram and Parakey (both acquired by Facebook)
  • Heroku, ExactTarget, GoInstant and CoTweet (all acquired by
  • Crashlytics and GeoAPI (both acquired by Twitter)
  • IndexTank (acquired by LinkedIn)
  • Rupture (acquired by EA)
  • Sendori (acquired by
  • Versely (acquired by Cisco)
  • Aardvark and DocVerse (both acquired by Google)
  • Yardbarker (acquired by Fox Sports)
  • BookFresh (acquired by Sugar Media)
  • Cake Financial (acquired by E*Trade)
  • ScanScout (acquired by Tremor Media)
  • StaxNetworks (acquired by Cloudbees)
  • Hunch (acquired by eBay)
  • Instructables (acquired by AutoDesk)
  • Flowtown (acquired by DemandForce)
  • OMGPop (acquired by Zynga)
  • Xobni (acquired by Yahoo!)
  • Metaresolver (acquired by Millenial Media)

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
SoFi 4/2014Series C$80M6
Boombotix 1/2014Series A$4M14
nWay 12/2013Series A$5M7
Bloc 12/2013Seed$2M4
Apiary 9/2013Seed$1.63M4
Cluster 8/2013Seed$1.6M5
AltSchool 8/2013Seed7
Librato 7/2013Series A$3.8M3
Soma 7/2013Seed$3.7M10
Pickwick & Weller 4/2013Venture Round$2M9
Piqora 4/2013Venture Round$2.1M4
TastemakerX 3/2013Series B$1.25M4
Stitch Fix 2/2013Series A$4.75M3
Gild 2/2013Series A$8M5
CircleCI 2/2013Seed$1.5M10
Rivet & Sway 2/2013Seed$2M3
PagerDuty 1/2013Series A$10.7M5
Better Finance 1/2013Series C$21M5
Clarity 12/2012Seed$1.6M7
Picturelife 11/2012Series A$4M10
ObjectLabs 10/2012Series B$5M5
nWay 10/2012Seed$4M6
Seesaw 9/2012Seed7
SoFi 9/2012Series B$77.2M3
Mango Health 7/2012Seed$1.45M5
Piqora 7/2012Seed$1.4M2
TaskRabbit 7/2012Series C$13M6
Pocket 7/2012Series B$5M3
Highfive 7/2012Series A$4M5
Threadflip 6/2012Series A$6.5M6
Threadflip 4/2012Seed$1.6M3
Crashlytics 4/2012Series A$5M2
Instagram 4/2012Series B$50M5
Avocado™ 4/2012Seed$1.3M5
Metaresolver 3/2012Seed$1.85M5
WorkSimple 3/2012Series A$250k2
TastemakerX 2/2012Series A$1.8M5
Adara Media 1/2012Venture Round$12.4M4
TRUSTe 1/2012Series C$15M4
TaskRabbit 12/2011Series B$17.8M8 12/2011Seed$1.62M9
UserVoice 11/2011Series B$1M10
Crashlytics 10/2011Seed$1M10
SoFi 9/2011Series A$4M2
GoInstant 9/2011Seed$1.7M9
Good Eggs 8/2011Seed3
Machine Zone, Inc. 8/2011Series A$5.3M2
Pocket 7/2011Series A$2.5M4
Reverb Technologies 7/2011Series C$1.6M7
Rivet & Sway 7/2011Seed$350k1
StackMob 5/2011Series A$7.5M3
TaskRabbit 5/2011Series A$5M7
ObjectLabs 5/2011Series A$3M5
Rivet Games 4/2011Series B4
Giftly 3/2011Seed$2.8M6
Instagram 2/2011Series A$7M5
Formspring 1/2011Venture Round$11.5M2
Pantheon 9/2010Seed$1.3M7
TaskRabbit 8/2010Seed$850k3
Better Finance 7/2010Series A$4.5M7
Versly 7/2010Seed7
OwnLocal 6/2010Seed$1M18
TRUSTe 6/2010Series B$12M4
Heroku 5/2010Series B$10M4
Xobni 4/2010Series C$16.2M7
Formspring 3/2010Series A$2.5M11
Instagram 3/2010Seed$500k2
Vook 2/2010Seed$2.5M7
Datalot 1/2010Series A2
TaskRabbit 10/2009Seed$1M3
BookFresh 7/2009Seed$500k5
CoTweet 7/2009Series A$1.1M6
Yardbarker Network 6/2009Venture Round$634k6
Mixer Labs 6/2009Series A6
UserVoice 5/2009Series A$800k7
Expensify 5/2009Seed$1M4
Xobni 3/2009Series B$3.2M7
OMGPOP 3/2009Series B$5M3
Haute Secure 3/2009Series A$1.6M2
Xobni 1/2009Series B$7M7
Aardvark 10/2008Series A$5.25M6
Sharethrough 8/2008Seed$1M4
DocVerse 7/2008Seed$1.3M4
TRUSTe 7/2008Series A$10M2
OMGPOP 6/2008Series A$1.5M5
Blekko 5/2008Series B$3M7
Yardbarker Network 4/2008Series B$6M6
TrialPay 2/2008Series B$12.7M4
Reverb Technologies 1/2008Series A$1M1
Stax Networks 12/2007Seed1
Sendori 11/2007Series A$800k4
Blekko 9/2007Series A$2M6
Rupture 7/2007Angel$3M6
OMGPOP 5/2007Angel4
SnapLayout 5/2007Series A$650k1
Weebly 5/2007Angel$650k5
Fraudwall Technologies 3/2007Series A$1.1M3
TrialPay 2/2007Series A$3.1M8
Anchor Intelligence 1/2007Series A$2M8
Haute Secure 1/2007Seed$500k1
Cake Financial 1/2006Seed8


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  1. SoFi Closes On $80 Million To Expand Its Lending Business ( [edit]
  2. Boombotix Raises $4M For Its Wearable Action Speakers And Audio Sync Software ( [edit]
  3. nWay Raises $5M To Build Out ChronoBlade MMO Game ( [edit]
  4. Online Code School Bloc Raises $2 Million For Its Web Development “Apprenticeship” Program ( [edit]
  5. Apiary raises $1.63M for API design platform ( [edit]
  6. Photo-Sharing App Cluster Snags Instagram Seed Investor Steve Anderson & Others To Lead $1.6M Round, Launches Version 1.0 ( [edit]
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  8. Librato Closes $3.8M Series A Funding ( [edit]
  9. Charitable Water Filter Maker Soma Raises $3.7M Seed Round ( [edit]
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  11. With Revenue Now In The Millions, Piqora Prepares A “Content Management System” For The Visual Web ( [edit]
  12. TastemakerX Raises Another $1.25M To Position Itself As “Fantasy League” For Bands ( [edit]
  13. Stitch Fix Gets $4.75M Series A To Scale Out Its Tech-Enabled Personal Shopping Service ( [edit]
  14. Gild Raises $8M Series A Venture Capital Funding ( [edit]
  15. CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps ( [edit]
  16. Warby Parker Competitor Rivet & Sway Raises $2 Million More ( [edit]
  17. PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System ( [edit]
  18. BillFloat Secures $21 Million in Funding For Innovative Credit Delivery Platform ( [edit]
  19. Clarity Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Baseline, Mark Cuban And More To Build Its Mentor Advice Network ( [edit]
  20. OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Raises $4M For Picturelife, An App For Backing Up Your Photos In The Cloud ( [edit]
  21. MongoLab explains why everyone loves MongoDB (and raises $5M) ( [edit]
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  23. CoTweet Founders Reunite, Raise Seed Round For Their New Company “Seesaw” ( [edit]
  24. Social Finance Lands $77M From Baseline, Renren To Help Solve The Student Debt Crisis ( [edit]
  25. Mango Health: A Mobile App For Rewarding People Who Stay On Track With Prescription Drugs ( [edit]
  26. Pinterest Effect: Pinfluencer Raises $1.4 Million For Its Pinterest Analytics Platform Before Today’s Public Debut ( [edit]
  27. TaskRabbit Gets $13M From Founders Fund And Others To “Revolutionize The World’s Labor Force” ( [edit]
  28. Pocket Raises $5M Series B; Plans To Bring Its ‘Save For Later’ App To More Devices And Platforms ( [edit]
  29. General Catalyst And Andreessen Horowitz Parlay $4 Million On X-Googler Startup Parlay Labs ( [edit]
  30. Threadflip Raises $6.5M From Shasta, Chris Sacca And Others, Launches Mobile App ( [edit]
  31. Threadflip Gets $1.6M From Baseline, First Round, Dave Morin And Others To Virtualize The Clothing Swap ( [edit]
  32. Crashlytics, A Startup For Crash Reporting on Mobile Apps, Raises $5M From Flybridge, Baseline ( [edit]
  33. Sequoia Set to Lead $500M Valuation Round for Instagram ( [edit]
  34. Ex-Googlers Launch Avocado, An App For Couples Backed By Baseline, General Catalyst, And Lightspeed ( [edit]
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  37. TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.8M ( [edit]
  38. Adara Media Secures $12.4 M in Financing Led by August Capital ( [edit]
  39. Baseline, Accel Put $15M In Online Privacy Certification Company TRUSTe ( [edit]
  40. TaskRabbit Gets $17.8M For “Aggressive” Expansion, Wants To Grow Internationally And Beyond ( [edit]
  41. Cloud Application Services Company Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round From Baseline ( [edit]
  42. Uservoice Hears $1M ( [edit]
  43. Crashlytics, A Crash-Reporting Solution For Mobile Developers, Raises $1 Million ( [edit]
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  45. GoInstant Launches With $1.7M For Browser-Sharing Technology ( [edit]
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  48. Read It Later Raises $2.5 Million, Wants To Become The Dropbox Of Content ( [edit]
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  52. TaskRabbit Gets $5M From Shasta Ventures, First Round And Others To Help People Get Stuff Done ( [edit]
  53. Cloud Database Provider MongoLab Raises $3 Million From Foundry, Baseline, And Others ( [edit]
  54. Rivet Games Raises Series B Financing for Next Gen Web, Social and Mobile Games ( [edit]
  55. Giftly Now Lets You Give The Gift Of Discovery (And Some Money, Too) ( [edit]
  56. Instagram Raises $7M ( [edit]
  57. Formspring Closes $11.5 Million Round, Launches ‘Respond’ Button ( [edit]
  58. Backed With $1.3 Million, Pantheon Launches Drupal-Based Web Development Platform ( [edit]
  59. TaskRabbit gets $850K to cross errands off your to-do list ( [edit]
  60. PayPal-Backed BillFloat Launches, Secures $4.5 Million Series A Round (Exclusive) ( [edit]
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  62. YComb's Seeing Interactive Raises Seed Round From Baseline, Buchheit, Schachter, and Lerer Ventures ( [edit]
  63. Funds Invest in Privacy Start-Ups ( [edit]
  64. Former Microsoft Execs Lead $10 Million Round In Ruby On Rails Startup Heroku ( [edit]
  65. Khosla And RRE Lead $16.2 Million Series C In Xobni ( [edit]
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  68. Vook Announces $2.5 Million in Seed Financing ( [edit]
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  72. View my * My Posts * Facebook * Twitter * Friendfeed * LinkedIn * Digg * CoTweet Now in Public Beta; Get the Same Twitter CRM Tools as Big Brands ( [edit]
  73. Yardbarker scores $634K to connect pro athletes with fans ( [edit]
  74. Looks Like Twitter Paid Mixer Labs $5.17M in Stock ( [edit]
  75. UserVoice raises $800K for customer feedback systems ( [edit]
  76. Expensify raises $1M for online expense reporting ( [edit]
  77. Email startup Xobni leaves beta, raises $3.2M ( [edit]
  78. SAI ( [edit]
  79. Haute Secure Inc Obtains $1,600,000 Series A Funding Round ( [edit]
  80. Xobni Closes $7 Million B Round Led By Cisco ( [edit]
  81. Mechanical Zoo Gets $6 Million To Build Aardvark Social Search Product ( [edit]
  82. The Viral Video Guy Gets $1 Million In Funding ( [edit]
  83. More funding for document collaboration: DocVerse raises $1.3M ( [edit]
  84. Privacy Certifier TRUSTe Goes For-Profit; Gets Investment From Accel ( [edit]
  85. Iminlikewithyou Gets VC Cash For New Game ( [edit]
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  87. Yardbarker Raises $6 Million Second Round For Sports Community And Ad Network ( [edit]
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  97. FraudWall raises $1.01 million ( [edit]
  98. TrialPay Backed By Investors of Skype, Google, and Akamai For Payment Platform ( [edit]
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